Hugtto! PreCure Episode 20: Glory to EmiRuru

Ladies and Gentlemen. On the day this episodic was written, was the day WWE Money in the Bank 2018 would air. Your supreme leader postponed the Uma Musume G-View for that reason.


There is one thing I could not, under any circumstances, postpone. Not this. I had waited all week for this day. As soon as Toei did their usual “Hey guys! We’re going to spoil something huge for ratings!” method of promotion they do all the time with Pretty Cure and when Dragonball Super was on the air and something huge was hinted that could not be escaped on Twitter, it was something I had to talk about as soon as it got subbed. That time is now. Let us begin.

Hana trying to split the PreHeart in two

Hana trying to split the morpher in two.

When we last saw our lovebirds EmiRuru (aka 2GB, 2 Girl Band) they announced their desire to become Power Rangers together. Unfortunately Harry and Hugtan only had one morpher left. Our main trio, especially Hana were devastated by this. She even tried breaking the morpher in half. This dilemma affected the Rangers’ concentration quite a bit as Saaya and Homare had important tryouts they were training for.

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It’s weird I’m bringing these two up right now but I felt like doing so. So the mystery man in the first pic has shows up every now and then. I have a theory that he may not only be a heel but THE HEEL in disguise. Honestly I would be shocked if he turned out to be a Babyface this whole time watching the Rangers from a distance. The second villain I predict to be the “Starscream” of the Dark Corporation, meaning a shady member who is secretly working against the big bad to take his spot as the new leader. That or as someone in the comments section mentioned he could secretly be the puppet master. We’ll find out eventually. With that out of the way let’s get back to what really matters.

Hana has a fever

Hana had a fever.

The next day Ruru overheard Hana’s family bring up miracles during breakfast. Remember this. When Hana woke up she didn’t look so good. She caught a fever. How it happened was so Hana. Like I said she was the one who wanted EmiRuru to become Power Rangers most of all.

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Emiru and Ruru got advice from Homare and Saaya respectively, both wanting ever so deeply for the one they love to become a Power Ranger…and also saying how much they love each other. The veteran Rangers told them to never give up or stop believing cause you never know. Ruru and Emiru envisioned their senpai as angels. Pretty cool.

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Emiru and her brother make up.

The first miracle came when Jerk Bro once again came to Emiru’s room. Emiru was prepared to stand her ground and fight for her dreams thanks to Homare’s advice but to her surprise Jerk Bro came to give concert tickets for Ruru and her. Yup. That beat down from the last episode helped him change his outdated ways. He even made up with Henri…which could possibly lead to something more. We shall see.

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Emiru surprising Ruru.

Obviously the first person Emiru wanted to tell the great news to was her beloved. Not only did her (no longer) Jerk Bro give them rock concert tickets but he FINALLY gave her his support to follow her dream of becoming a rock star. Both ladies were filled with unbridled love and joy. Emiru then swore to protect Ruru’s smile. She also wanted to compose a song together but this time Ruru would be writing the lyrics.

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Rockin’. Our good friend and Pretty Cure Master Rory is a big fan of rock and roll so his glee while seeing this MotW was unsurprising.

EmiRuru were ready to rock hard at the concert. Unfortunately it was that time of the episode.

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Emiru protecting her girlfriend.

Ruru leapt to protect Emiru but she too was determined to keep her promise to protect Ruru.

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Cure Yell being a badass.

Seeing the MotW attack on TV Hana was like “Screw this fever. I’m gonna kick monster ass myself for I am the Gay Cupid! Not only EmiRuru but HomaSaya may also become a couple so I’m here to make sure their dreams come true!”. Actually Homare and Saaya were at their respective auditions but the point of Cure Yell being a gay cupid stands. EmiRuru cheered Cure Yell on

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EmiRuru’s Mirai Crystals appear.

It’s almost time folks. Their love and courage awakened their inner Mirai Crystals. The last morpher appeared before them. The two briefly debated on which one should become a Power Ranger until Ruru was like “I want us to become Rangers together. I don’t know if that’s possible but DAMN IT ALL I WANT TO BE WITH YOU FOREVAH!”

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A Pretty Cure miracle.

Suddenly another miracle happened and the “Cure Goddess” or whatever kind of deity she was appeared and was like “You two have proven your supreme gayness for each other. Here’s an extra morpher. Go crazy with the power love BABEH!”

And then…it happened.

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So beautiful.

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The PreCure of love. Cure Ma Cherie (Emiru) and Cure Amour (Ruru).

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Strike a pose.

The PreCure of Love wowed the world paying homage to Symphogear and yet again to the OG Cures of “Futari wa PreCure”. WATCH IT!

And that brings the Ruru, or rather EmiRuru arc to a close and MAN OH MAN WHAT AN ARC IT WAS! I haven’t seen every installment of Pretty Cure to date but I’ve seen several and I can honestly this is one of the best “Bonus Ranger” arcs in the franchise. Top two for sure. So far EmiRuru have the potential of toppling my #1 PreCure couple in the franchise. That being Mirai X Liko. It’s going to be tough but if their relationship continues being as incredible as it was in this arc then it can be done. If not then they certainly have the #2 spot, formerly held by Hibiki X Kanade. Love X Setstuna are at #3. Akira X Yukari used to be my #4 but EmiRuru already took that spot…easily. What about Mana’s harem you may ask? Mana’s the Yuri Queen of all PreCure. There you go.

Join us next time as we join Emiru/Cure Ma Cherie trying to figure out what kind of Power Ranger she wants to become.

Alright Rory. Time to drop in and share your EmiRuru love with everyone!

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24 Responses to Hugtto! PreCure Episode 20: Glory to EmiRuru

  1. luffink says:

    So about the “Starscream” guy… the scene and how he was operating the computer… I think he’s the ACTUAL leader in the shadow, and the giant is just a puppet he’s controlling

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  2. Louis Francis III says:

    This also reminds me of Vividred Operation


  3. Platon says:

    I feel bit sorry for Hana, she is being left alone without any possible soulmate, but the two, one for sure, one we´ll see, couples somehow just belong together.

    As for the show so far. It looks the most one open so far, boy wearing girls cloths, two boys actually might be a thing later, no one knows at this point. I did not watch all the precure seasons, not enough time for that, but I watched the first and then some through the time and have to admit, there is a change. hopefully it will continue better way then the last one where the storyline of our two precure in love was put aside.

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    • OG-Man says:

      It’s certainly featured some topics not regularly seen or discussed on kids shows. It also has the potential for the most LGBT couples (both main and on the side), be it soft or “in yo face”. Should be interesting.

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  4. Rory says:

    This episode was utterly glorious. As someone who has seen every installment of Pretty Cure to date, I agree that this was the best bonus ranger arc. Ruru’s introduction into the show and her character development, as well as her relationship with Emiru, have made for one of the most memorable arcs of the entire franchise.
    Cure Amour and Cure Ma Cherie’s transformation sequence is amazing; definitely amongst my favourite from the franchise. It’s just so good.
    Amour and Ma Cherie’s fight against that brilliant Oshimaidaa was great, too. Loved the Symphogear vibe that it had, particular with Amour and Ma Cherie’s song.
    A glorious episode.

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    • OG-Man says:

      EmiRuru have delivered some of the best anime television I have seen in 2018.

      So much love for and in their transformation and their combat song paying homage to Symphogear’s ShiraKiri, another young gay couple.

      I had a feeling you’d love the rock and roll themed MotW.

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  5. Wanderer says:

    Squeeeee! This was so great! Lulu and Emiru’s transformation was so full of love it was unbelievable, and their song…! The lyrics were all about how much they love each other. It was like Kirika and Shirabe from Symphogear. Lulu and Emiru are one of the best pairs I’ve seen in Precure, and their development together has been amazing.

    Hugtan even agrees: throughout the whole episode, while everyone was worrying about what to do with only one preheart, Hugtan never wavered in her excited cheering for Emiru and Lulu TOGETHER. I’m certain she knew that the power of their hearts together was more than enough to bring about a miracle.

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    • OG-Man says:

      EmiRuru’s been fantastic so far and they’re definitely a top tier couple in the franchise.

      Oh yes. Hugtan never stopped believing that they’d both become Power Rangers not just because of her vibrant optimism but because as you said she could sense how strong their love was for each other.

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  6. You know how last week I said that that episode had become my favourite episode? Well, this week, this episode came…and promptly showed the previous episode that it can be even more amazing.

    Can I scream a bit in amazement? I shall scream a bit in amazement. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

    Yes. Just. Yes.

    All the things right. Mhm. And just…yes. This may end up being my favourite episode of the series/season/almost year, but we’ll see. At the rate this show has been constantly improving on it’s own amazingness, I’m not taking anything for granted. We could something even more amazing!

    Technically the way Yell was punching the MotW at moments could even count as a sort of FotNS/JoJo reference…just add “Ora Ora Ora” in there at some points and it’s done.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Oh yes indeed. So much win.

      This episode stands as the best one in the season currently. We shall see how and if it can be topped.

      Cure Yell’s rapid punch attack didn’t last long so no Jojo reference.

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  7. I’ve finished every PreCure Dub, seen ever Pilot subbed but the two that are sequels. And several of the movie. Hugtto is the most I’ve watched of one Subbed so far.

    This season is certainly proving to be something special.

    I was hoping for a more Comedic resolution to the conflict. But regardless this was a great episode.

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  8. cirno9fan says:

    I am about 110% positive he’s controlling the head in the sky: See exhibit A
    Please tell me how that looks like anything but a control panel? Also, the bars modulated with the voice.

    that out of the way….onto the main event!

    I just….Toiei has found it. They found their loophole. The only way you could make these two more canon is a kiss, and that’s really not needed. I cannot believe what they’ve been doing with the two. And this precure as a whole. People thought Kira Kira was making progress, but Hugtto has been bulldozing right on through! : 2 girls barely even able to be called “ambigously” in love. A boy who freely dresses like a girl and another boy who seems might harbor some sort of feelings for the former boy. On top of destroying that gender role, Emiru has been all about destroying the gender role of the “girl”. And then we have Ruru. Someone who goes from having “no heart” to slowly (her progression has been handled REALLY WELL) becoming a human in everything but her physical body. And also proving that “love” doesn’t have to make sense or follow what it should be and I’m rambling XD I need sleep

    Anyway, the fight was amazing, and this show is somehow still doing a good job of keeping up the good fights. I’m actually pretty surprised at how well it’s kept that up. And the love precure’s fight was just ❤ I love how they handled it soooooooooooooooo much! Eveyrone really! When hana discarded that sword…that was a very big moment. And it really did set the tone for how the show has gone. IT’s not about “deffeating” the motw, it’s about bringing encouragement to everyone (and smiles in the process). The way they’re handling an essentially “cheerleader cure” is fantastic so far. She fits the role so amazingly well~

    I jsut….this is going to be my favorite Precure of all time if it keeps things up. But I always fear for the second half. I try and try to not get hyped up about things, but this show is just full of it ;_;
    Please Toiei….just please….let the writers do their thing. Just let us have this, let this be one of the most amazingly memorable things ever for a good reason….please…

    Finally, pixiv/twitter/etc has BLOWN UP because of these two. Seriously….just take a look.

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    • OG-Man says:

      If that’s the case it’ll be interesting to see what happens when the curtains are pulled.

      Mahou Tsukai started it and ended strong. KKP had an opportunity to go for broke but sadly toned it down for the remainder of the show. Hugtto! has the chance to go further than MTP did provided it keeps up the good work so far. I’m certain there will be some decent to not so good episodes but all we can hope for now is Toei don’t mess things up this time. We can have one pretty much canon, two OTPs and one yaoi couple. Sounds great to me.


  9. Kaylee R Smerbeck says:

    The monster also cameoed in Mad Max
    Flaming guitar guy


  10. Giack31 says:

    I was expecting a good episode but oh boy I wasn’t prepares for this.

    I didn’t notice it when I first watched it but I makes sense that that guy is the one controlling the “face in the hole”.

    Hugtan taking care of sick Hana was so cute.

    I’m glad that Emiru’s brother was able to sort of redeem himself.

    Now onto the main event:
    Emiru jumping on Lulu was a pleasant surprise
    The way they want to protect each other and make each other happy is so cute.
    The whole scene before the transformation was absolutely amazing. The way the put the other before themselves because they want the other one to be happy and then that hug was great.
    What they say before the transformation (As I love you, I will love myself) encapsulates perfectly their relationship.
    I usually don’t really care for the transformation senes but that was amazing. THE ALMOST KISS, THE HUG, THE HEART SHAPED POSE!!!. They really are the Precure of love.

    On another note this has made me question Hugtan identity. I though she was another Precure but she used too much power or something and was transformed into a baby (if you remember at the beginning the bad guys were looking for another Precure with a white crystal). I don’t think they would have another Precure (you never know though) so I started to think she could actually be the incarnation of the goddess we have seen in this episode.

    It looks like Emiru’s way to cautious side will make another appearance next episode. I’m sure it’s going to be delightful.

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    • OG-Man says:

      We’ll see where that goes when the time comes.

      Hugtan’s cuteness rivals that of Baby Haa for me.

      It’s a step in the right direction for him.

      EmiRuru’s love for each other is totes adorbs and their transformation is one of the best in the franchise.

      That’s a good theory. Maybe Hugtan is a goddess.


  11. ImReallyFeelingIt says:

    Randomly decided to start watching this and im so glad I did
    so lovely~ ♥

    Liked by 1 person

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